England batting woes continue against Pakistani Pacers

Shan Masood inspired Pakistan dominated the second day at Emirates Old Trafford. Opener Masood worked his way to 156, forming the basis of Pakistan’s 326 all out.

Shadab Khan and Masood added 105, Shadab busied his way to 45 in a post-lunch period where England surrendered the initiative with some baffling tactics.

England were exposed to Pakistan’s skillful, enthusiastic and dangerous attack and limped to 92-4.

Rory Burns was lbw to Shaheen Afridi in the first over and Dom Sibley fell in the same way to Mohammad Abbas. When Abbas bowled Ben Stokes, England were 12-3.

Joe Root and Ollie Pope managed to add 50, only for Root to be caught behind off the leg-spin of Yasir Shah for 14.

England are 234 adrift and looking to the lower order to retrieve a dire situation. Seeing the situation England may face a daunting task to save the Test on an uneven bouncy pitch.